21 May 2002 Military News
- American Soldiers Training Afghan National Army AFPS 21 May 2002-- American soldiers training members of the Afghan national army will likely contribute to the future stability of Afghanistan, the general commanding operations in the region said today.
- DOD NEWS BRIEFING TRANSCRIPT @ CENTCOM 21 May 2002-- Franks: As I speak today, our operations continue, aimed at killing and capturing terrorists inside Afghanistan. Our coalition forces are conducting sweep, reconnaissance and exploitation operations in a number of operating areas in that country and have engaged small groups of enemy soldiers on several occasions over the past week. We continue to discover weapons and ammunition caches inside the country, and we will continue to confirm or deny the intelligence assessments that we make in the days ahead.
- PENTAGON/AFGHANISTAN VOA 21 May 2002-- The commander of U-S forces in Afghanistan says much dangerous work remains to be done in the country. But General Tommy Franks says the overall situation is getting better
- AFGHANISTAN STABILITY VOA 21 May 2002-- Eight months after the start of U-S operations in Afghanistan, foreign policy experts are stressing the importance of education and the establishment of good schools in the region to win the war on terrorism in the long term. But, they say that without stability in South and Central Asia, including along the India-Pakistan border, these plans could be severely derailed
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 May 2002
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY ETHIOPIA United Nations 21 May 2002
- HEADQUARTERS PRESS BRIEFING BY SPECIAL ADVISER ON AFRICA United Nations 21 May 2002
- BUSH INDIA/PAKISTAN VOA 21 May 2002-- President Bush is calling for calm between India and Pakistan as violence continues in the disputed region of Kashmir
- KASHMIR / KILLING VOA 21 May 2002-- A leading separatist political leader and his bodyguard have been killed in India's Jammu and Kashmir state
Defense Policy / Programs
- Fiscal 2003 Budget Funds War on Terrorism, Transformation AFPS 21 May 2002-- President Bush's fiscal 2003 defense budget request funds the war on terrorism and transformation in both the near and long term, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told members of Congress today.
- B-1 achieves first triple munitions drop, target kill Air Force Mobility Command 21 May 2002 -- On May 2, a Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force crew, flying a B-1B at Edwards AFB, Calif., accomplished an Air Force first by successfully targeting three different weapon types against three separate targets in a single, 20-second bomb pass.
- BAE SYSTEMS welcomes the mod decision on next generation light anti-armour weapon (NLAW) BAE Systems 21 May 2002 -- The Minister for Defence Procurement, Lord Bach, announced today that Team MBT LAW UK has been chosen as the preferred supplier for the 400M Next Generation Light Anti-Armour Weapon Programme (UK NLAW).
- BAE SYSTEMS creates innovative partnerships for soldier modernisation BAE Systems 21 May 2002 -- BAE Systems has extended its partnership approach to international soldier modernisation programmes through a number of new teaming initiatives which are featured, in particular, in its recently submitted proposal to meet the UK Ministry of Defence's Future Integrated Soldier Technology (FIST) requirement, which is currently the subject of competitive tender processes.
- BAE SYSTEMS develops innovative data link integration tool BAE Systems 21 May 2002 -- BAE Systems C4ISR has created the Link INtegration Toolkit - LINT - to supply cost-effective and flexible solutions to data link integration requirements
- GE LM2500 Aeroderivative Gas Turbines And Gears Power Final Sealift Ship Launched By NASSCO GE Marine 21 May 2002 -- GE Marine Engines' LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines and main reduction gears power the eighth and final Strategic Sealift ship, the USNS Soderman, recently launched by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO). NASSCO, a General Dynamics Company, is headquartered in San Diego, Calif.
- U. S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $6 Million Contract Option for Virginia-class Repair Parts General Dynamics 21 May 2002 -- The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $6 million contract option for the advanced procurement of on-board repair parts for the first four submarines of the Virginia Class.
- Lockheed Martin to Improve Logistics Command and Control Support for Marine Expeditionary Forces Lockheed Martin 21 May 2002 -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded a two-year, $2.3- million development contract by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the first phase of a three-phase Ground Logistics Command & Control (GLC2) program to improve logistics command and control support for marine expeditionary forces.
- Northrop Grumman to Continue Work on Naval Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Northrop Grumman 21 May 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector will continue its work on a naval unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV-N) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Navy under a recently awarded modification to an existing agreement.
- Prototype of Fire Scout Autonomous Unmanned System Successfully Completes First Flights Northrop Grumman 21 May 2002 -- The third prototype of the U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle system successfully completed its first two flights May 19, at Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif.
- International Terrorist Attacks in 2001 Killed 3,547 People Washington File 21 May 2002-- Highest death toll due to terrorism ever recorded, report says
- Powell Says World's Resolve to Defeat Terrorism is Strong Washington File 21 May 2002-- Powell: But the continuing campaign against international terrorism isn't only about Afghanistan and bringing the perpetrators, planners and abettors of the September 11th attacks to account. It is also about bringing the international community's combined strength to bear against the scourge of terrorism in its many manifestations throughout the world. The advance of technology and globalization extend terrorism's deadly reach by making it easier for terrorists to move about, to form networks and conspire, with or without state sponsors
- State Department Report Cites Seven State-Sponsors of Terrorism Washington File 21 May 2002-- While state-sponsored terrorism has declined over the past several decades, seven governments -- Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria -- remain on the U.S. list of state sponsors of international terrorism, according to the State Department's annual terrorism report.
- Report Cites Terrorist Activity in Colombia, Peru, Tri-Border Area Washington File 21 May 2002-- Terrorist activity remains a significant concern in several areas of Latin America -- most notably in Colombia, Peru, and the tri-border region of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, a new State Department report indicates.
- Homeland Security Chief Hails Partnership With DoD AFPS 21 May 2002-- The nation's Homeland Defense chief today praised his organization's partnership with the Department of Defense to protect America against terrorist attack.
- PENTAGON/TERRORISTS VOA 21 May 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says terrorists will, in his view, inevitably obtain nuclear, chemical or biological weapons
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 21 May 2002-- Cheney said another terrorist attack against United States all but certain
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 21 May 2002-- Co-operation with NATO unlikely to stop enlargement process: Ivanov
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